Metro Why We Arrested And Detained Oby Ezekwesilli And BBOG Members - Nigeria Police

THE Nigeria Police on Wednesday explained why it ferried the convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), Obiageli Ezekwesili, and some of her group members from the Unity Fountain to its headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

Ezekwesili, a former minister, yesterday through her verified Twitter handle, @obyezeks, alleged that she alongside other members of her group was been arrested and detained by the police.

She and her group members were later ferried in a hilux van to the police command at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

But the police in a statement by it spokesman, DSP Anjuguri Manzah said they were only brought to the Abuja command to forestall breakdown of law and order.

“The FCT Police Command wishes to clear the air and set the record straight that it did not arrest or detain Prof Oby Ezekwesili and some members of the Bring Back Our Girls group (BBOG) as being speculated on some social media platforms.

“It is pertinent to state that they were only brought to the Command to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order as some members of the group reacted violently and broke down security barriers set up by the police to restrict their protest to Unity Fountain.

“The members of the group were addressed by the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello who reiterated the commitment of the Command to protect lives and property and enjoined the Bring Back Our Girls members to go about their lawful businesses.

“After the briefing by the Commissioner of Police, the members of the group left the Command”.


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